Like many companies, Fresenius expanded its real estate footprint to match its anticipated headcount. The danger with this approach is that the growth in square footage may outpace the growth in the workforce. The result is what Bettina calls “real-estate bloat”, which he suspected was occurring at Fresenius corporate offices. “We have a headquarters location with two buildings,” he explained. “One is 100,000 square feet, the other is 300,000 square feet, and just by visual observation alone it was obvious that the space was being underutilized.”
Bettina recognized that there was a big opportunity for cost savings by consolidating employees into one building, but he needed highly accurate data to make the case. He turned to VergeSense’s deep-learning sensors.